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Al Jazeera America
Jan 9, 2014 7:00pm EST
so-called promise zone. they include regions within los angeles, san antonio you, philadelphia, southern kentucky, and the chataw reservation. >> we will help them succeed not with a hand out, but as partners every step of the way. and we're going to make sure it works, and hold them accountable to make sure it is making a difference in the lives of kids. >> officials haven't said how much the program will cost. it aims to assist 20 regions over the next three years. to take a closer look, let's head to the white house. mike viqueira is there on the north lawn. mike, what kind of federal assistance are we talking about here? >> yeah, everything from tax money, tax credits, providing medical expertise, streamlining red tape down to america core volunteers. his next state of the union is coming in, in two weeks. these aren't really a new idea, aly. remember jack kemp when he was the hud secretary, and enterprise zones, empowerment zones. they have had mixed success in stimulating growth in urban areas, and the obama administration wants to extend this into rur ro -- rural towns a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 10, 2014 3:30am EST
in west philadelphia, they have a university pushing to cooperate, bringing in the education aspect. thanks for clearing that up. mike viqueira at the white house. philadelphia is one of the first five promise zones. west philadelphia with federal funding. the poverty rate in that community is 51%. unemployment at 13%. philadelphia mayor was at the white house and joins us from philly. some of my viewers - this is a new show - don't know i split my life between new york city and philadelphia. it's a great city, but it's a bifurcated city. there's a rich wonderful philadelphia, and a poor philadelphia. >> thanks for having me on and congratulations on the new show. philadelphia is a dynamic diversity, and we have a wide range of democratic elements to the city of philadelphia. what we are focussed on with the promise zone is, as the commentator mentioned. the partnership with the university. and certainly our own anti-poverty organization, community empowerment. that's headed by eva glad stephen. so we believe that there are great assets in that part of west philadelphia, and the lan
Jan 4, 2014 11:00pm EST
philadelphia. we can tell you about the pro bowl. jerry rice and deion sanders will select their teams of the pro bowl draft the wednesday before the game. the pro bowl three weeks from tomorrow on nbc. here's darren sproles to run the pick back. on the outside and a big run back for him. a horse collar tackle by cary williams. >> cris: that's going to take the ball out to about midfield for brees to start the next drive. i tell you, there are bad penalties and good penalties. that wasn't a bad one. >> referee: horse collar tackle. kicking team number 26. 15-yard penalty from the end of the run. new orleans keep the ball, automatic first down. >> cris: boy you don't like to see this on the other side of the 50. that's a no brainer call. cary williams knew exactly what he was doing. drew brees would like to raise all the conversation about how they can't win in the cold and the playoffs and have about 48 yards to prove it. >> al: somebody talked about that this week. the ball is at the 48. 39-yard return. 15-yard penalty. going nowhere. ingram. graham in on the tackle. the second down. second
Jan 21, 2014 12:37am PST
fistfights a daily concern. philadelphia's strawberry mansion high school was on the brink of closure, with the clock ticking down. and as teachers and students struggled to save, it abc news was there with extraordinary access over two school years. now thanks to our viewers we're back with the astonishing outcome. abc's diane sawyer takes you inside for our latest edition of "hidden america." >> reporter: morning begins at strawberry mansion high school with a prayer. >> we must save the children. in your name, amen. >> amen. >> reporter: security guards take their posts to watch for razor blades and tin foil, knives and backpacks. >> take your coat off. >> reporter: vassaline on faces used to prevent scratches in a fight. it is a school of 464 kids. a lot of them want to learn. a lot of them on a hairtrigger. >> this is a dangerous school. a lot of fights pop off for nothing. you've got to be safe. >> reporter: for five years running mansion, as the students call, it was considered one of the most dangerous schools in america. and our cameras were allowed inside. linda wayman was the fou
Jan 8, 2014 3:00pm PST
. >> bonnie raines worked at a daycare center in philadelphia. her husband, john, taught religion at temple university. a were the very picture of the golden couple. >> we had three children. we were family folks who also wanted to keep another track active in our lives, which was political activism. >> it attracted the attention of the fbi, its director, the powerful and feared j edgar hoover, perceive the antiwar movement which ranged from radical revolutionaries to peaceful protesters as a threat to national security. >> at one rally, i had one of my children on my back and not only did they take my picture, but they took her to her. >> protesters became increasingly convinced the fbi was conducting a covert campaign against them, tapping their phones and infiltrating antiwar groups. >> we knew the fbi was systematically trying to squash dissent stop dissent is the lifeblood of democracy. >> determined to get proof the fbi was crossing the line, fellow activist william davitton hatched a plan. he reached out to the raines and six others. >> we agreed to meet someplace where we could talk
Dec 31, 2013 10:00pm EST
. it's such a treat first of all to be in philadelphia, franklins hometown to talk about jane who once visited here. as much as she loved boston but also just to be here in a public library and celebrate this space and all that it stands for. so thank you to the library. [applause] i am hoping that none of you have ever heard of jane frank and because i want because i want to tell you the story for life and we don't have that much time to do that. she led a rich and fascinating life and i'm going to try to give you whirlwind tour of it. we will be looking at some slides and i even have props. that is how i teach. so said back and listen to this tale that i hope is unknown to you. in 1771 benjamin franklin sent his sister jane a pair of spectacles. rather, he center 13 pairs of spectacles with lenses of every size from one to 13. andy centered to instructions for conduct in her own eye exam. you know when you're at the optometrist and they put that horrible thing over your face and they flip the lenses and you have to say which is better, a master of the mac and look the same? this is w
Jan 4, 2014 8:00pm PST
philadelphia. we can tell you about the pro bowl. jerry rice and deion sanders will select their teams of the pro bowl draft the wednesday before the game. the pro bowl three weeks from tomorrow on nbc. here's darren sproles to run the pick back. on the outside and a big run back for him. a horse collar tackle by cary williams. >> cris: that's going to take the ball out to about midfield for brees to start the next drive. i tell you, there are bad penalties and good penalties. that wasn't a bad one. >> referee: horse collar tackle. kicking team number 26. 15-yard penalty from the end of the run. new orleans keep the ball, automatic first down. >> cris: boy you don't like to see this on the other side of the 50. that's a no brainer call. cary williams knew exactly what he was doing. drew brees would like to raise all the conversation about how they can't win in the cold and the playoffs and have about 48 yards to prove it. >> al: somebody talked about that this week. the ball is at the 48. 39-yard return. 15-yard penalty. going nowhere. ingram. graham in on the tackle. the second down. sec
Al Jazeera America
Jan 25, 2014 9:00pm EST
reconciled and the girls moved back to philadelphia. they decided to let their daughter finish the school year in the grandfather's school district. that's when the trouble began. >> the school district contacted us in april and said "there's a problem with your residency." we came in to meet with the principle, >> and whapt. >> she keeps insisting i never lifted there >> the superintendent wouldn't talk to us. she made good on her threat and turned the case over to police. >> the garsia's say they were cooperating. alicia showed voter registration and other proof. >> we haven't heard anything for maybe a month. >> and then in august he called us and said that we have a choice to turn ourselves in or he was putting out a warrant to arrest us. >> what was going through your mind while they were finger printing you and processing you. >> disgusting. >> disgusting. >> to the system, to everything. everything came to my head of disgusting. >> i couldn't believe that it was happening in america over education. a 5-year-old child. and i pleaded with superintendent. i said, "look, we are good pa
Jan 2, 2014 5:00pm PST
hard in philadelphia and new york city. that's where things are going to band up on that snow with the radar. philadelphia seeing the heaviest at this hour. in new york city, it is not only the snow that is starting to begin, but also the wind. it is making it feel like 12 degrees outside. philadelphia, heavy snow. temperatures make it feel like 10. the worst of it by far will be in boston. upwards of a foot of snow with temperatures that will make it feel like minus 9 out there. we'll have details on our own forecast and if there is any hope of any rainfall coming up in just a few minutes. >>> tomorrow could be another turning point in the jahi mcmath case. she's the girl who's been on life support for three weeks now after a tonsillectomy. >> reporter: the family's attorney says this hearing in federal court will be held to discuss a temporary restraining order, which is keeping the hospital from removing her from that ventilator at least until tuesday. the mandatory settlement conference is a very common procedure. in this case, the judge will meet with hospital officials and wi
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
the weather channel. >>> a snowy emergency in philadelphia where the skyline was barely visible through the snow and haze. this is the first time in recorded history that philly has seen three separate snowstorms before february that left more than 6 inches on the ground. >>> the troubles on the roads started even earlier for drivers in northwest indiana. take a look as a car skidded underneath a big truck on the highway. dozens of crashes forced road crews to shut down a major interstate. not too far away in chicago, people still ventured out, but they were bundled up to face the high winds and snow. >>> back here at home, some people decided it's never too cold for a snowball fight. it's actually a goof for the occasion. it's called the d.c. snowball fighters association. they organized this gathering at dupont circle tonight. about 200 people turned out. it seemed to be a hit on social media as well. the group is a top trending topic on twitter. >> wow, say that again? >> no. what is a top trending topic on twitter anyhow? >> how did they even make snowballs? the snow is too
Jan 17, 2014 1:00pm PST
jake tapper will have more on the shooting outside of this charter high school in philadelphia. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. "the lead" starts right now. >>> is edward snowden permitting himself a smile somewhere in the single digit temps of russia? i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." >>> forced by nsa leak source edward snowden, today president obama is changing the privacy changes. the politics lead. two bushes in the office are plenty. i'm paraphrasing the woman one calls wife and the other one calls mom. first lady barbara bush not too keen on her son jeb running in 2016. >>> and the pop culture lead. you can blame "sex in the city" but is a risk of a shortened life span another? for one group of viewers it's kind of a mr. big deal. good afternoon, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news coming out of philadelphia after a week full of shootings, authorities tell cnn that at least two students are hurt after fires were shot at the high school in philly. they also tell us that the shots may have come from outside the school through a window. police are on
Jan 23, 2014 6:00am PST
share ideas on how to accomplish the same thing. i'm joined by philadelphia's michael nutter and san francisco's ed lee. you guys are two of the six largest cities in the country now? six, seven? >> seven. >> seven? we'll give you that. mayor nutter, the last couple of years, gatherings of u.s. conference of mayors, have been almost pleased. you guys have come here, congress, stop fighting, we're desperate for infrastructure money, and this year, you're not coming begging? >> there are always requests and needs. as the clip showed, much more upbeat environment, nationally employment rate continues to come down, certainly in philadelphia. we're seeing the same kind of drop in unemployment. people are feeling a little better. the projected growth by ihs global insight is really music to our ears. but we still have a lot of work to do. >> and one thing that's going on, mayor lee, and in particular let's look at both of your cities, a time when people were leaving cities and you guys are seeing an economic boom, and at the same time your raw population is growing again. >> absolutely
Jan 3, 2014 6:00am EST
the microphone. >> bernanke with clearly the most important speech, but we philadelphia. jeff lacher speaks out of richmond. and jeremy sky is speaking as well. pour the tea and open the bars in philadelphia. >> rockstar ben bernanke? >> it is his final speech, and it is a big deal. you wonder if he will go back to princeton after his tenure of duty. difficulties yesterday to begin the year. stasis right now. the 10-year yield under 3%. we come in, the euro, that weak trend, and you see all currencies adding today off of the drama -- you see all currencies ebbing today off of the drama. sub 1200.ers, we are up about $32. we made it to 3.97%. sterling we will talk about in the forex report. scour the web -- got out a snow shovel, braved it from brooklyn. erik schatzker with the front page. >> east coast, threatening blizzard conditions, disrupting travel. highways are closed, thousands of flights have been canceled. areas north of boston got 21 inches already. forecast, meaning temperatures will feel much colder than the thermometer shows. new york city -- it is 11 degrees. placid.low
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 3:00pm EST
high school in philadelphia. it was beautiful, the kids were in the hallways in backpacks and they noticed that i was there and the crew is with me and they run out of the classrooms saying, "you're making a movie, can i die in the movie?" and the teachers were coming out. they had a great relationship. we were toured and the classrooms were full of light and sayings and this. the facilities are wonderful. there's hope there everywhere. we were like, "this is a beautiful school." we get in the van and went to the next school. four more minutes in philly. we go to another school. it was like a prison. it was incredibly dark. we go in there, there's a guard and you have to take your stuff, and there's a metal detector, and he never looks at you and you have to get to the metal detector. the hall ways are dimly lit. kids are moving slowly. a kid stopped in front of me, kind of recognising me and decided that's not possible and he just... >> you couldn't be in his school. >> yes, i couldn't be here. i went to look at the classroom. there are bars on the door. that's the way they do thi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 12:00pm EST
noticed it was very warm in philadelphia and new york, but that will change as this bitter cold air begins to spread east. cold air still over the great lakes in new england tomorrow. by wednesday it begins to lift out a little bit each day. look at the actual numbers with the national forecast, del. >> thank you very much. 34 people are dead after fighting between the iraqi army and alqaida in anbar province. they have retai have taken contf ramadi and are next looking at fallujah. >> the iraqi army are preparing for a ground assault in fallujah, but it won't be led by them but tribal fighters. the reason for that is simply the sunni tribes have maintained any ground assault into that city should be left to them. the iraqi army shell and used airstrikes on targets, and now they're ready with their fighters to move into the city. but we're also seeing a humanitarian crisis building as well. they're staying in schools in area, but getting supplies to them have been very difficult. will the battle for fallujah be decisive. we've already seen attacks against iraqi security forces acros
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 2:00pm EST
dropping quickly in philadelphia and new york. in fact tuesday, wednesday, it spreads, and the color changes, color warms a little bit once it's over the u.s. here. it will being getting a little -- will be getting a little warmer. the numbers coming up with the national forecast a little bit later. del. >> dave warren thank you. one of our producers have been being questioned, mohamed fahmy one of three of our staffers who have been held for nine days n now. peter greste, another staff member. three being health separately at torah prison outside of cairo. >>> iraq callings for residents of fallujah to drive out what he is calling terrorists. the islamic state in iraq and the levant are battling forces to control ramadi and fallujah. imran khan reports. >> guns and rocket propelled grenades they say they are willing to face any challenge. shelling campaign the fighters say were carried out by iraqi army forces. troops have circled the city, and are led by tribes led by sheik abu al richa. there have been attempts to withdraw the army from the cities and go to the islamic state in ir
Jan 3, 2014 2:00am PST
. to baltimore and philadelphia and new york city. now, the problem is, we haven't had a storm like this in so long, you go outside to clear the car in the driveway with negative 25 windchills. negative five in new york city, 11 in new haven. boston to providence, minus 19 windchills. it's brutal. you are outside and it's like an ice cube. the winds are howling now. don't bother trying to shovel in cape cod, southern portions of new england. the snow is going to blow back. the winds are getting lighter around heartford and poughkeepsie. the other story is, it's brutally cold back to minneapolis. windchills low from new orleans to atlanta. almost the entire country is encased in this ice. betty, the big story as we move on from here, what comes next. >> just stop right there. >> the cold outbreak behind this storm -- >> how bad? >> worse than this one. minneapolis could have a windchill of minus 60. be careful out there. thank you. now to boston where more than a foot of snow and frigid temperatures are causing havoc. richard lui is in the havoc of all this. good morning. looks like
Jan 3, 2014 4:00am PST
it has melted. snow has stopped in baltimore, ending in philadelphia. another hour or two in new york city. it will all be done. and it's starting to wind down albany and hartford, boston out on the cape is where the blizzard conditions are. we've got gusts right now to 44 on cape cod, 44 at martha's vineyard. and it's a light, powdery snow, reports of snowdrifts in many areas. thankfully the winds will come down in the afternoon as the storm pulls away. same for new jersey and greater new york city. even central park, gusts of 37 miles per hour. so these wind chill values are just really the thing that's so difficult out there, betty. we're still watching those well into the negative numbers. >> they're frighteningly low. let's get to the blizzard-like conditions in boston. where more than a foot of snow and frigid temperatures are causing havoc. our richard lui is in the thick of all of it. and joins us now live. good morning, richard. >> good morning, to you, betty. as bill was talking about, those high gusting winds, reports of areas south of boston, up to 55 miles per hour.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 2:00pm EST
around philadelphia. winter storm warning in new england, and these are blizzard warnings because that wind may increase. you combine that with blowing and drifting snow dropping the visibility for three hours, that would be a blizzard. could have conditions like that here over the next 24 hours. not much happening with this radar plus the clouds. there's a giant hole here. not much coming in yet, but that will change over the next few hours. temperatures freezing in philadelphia but drop into the 20s and single digits across new england. very cold air. this is a light, fluffy snow and not a wet, heavy snow. we could get additional amounts with that because the snow is so light with that snow coming down. it will be easy to clear once it starts to come down and will quickly accumulate after 9:00, 10:00 tonight. that hole fills in. this is very heavy snow coming down by about 1:00 a.m. so by the time you wake up tomorrow morning, a lot of snow is on the ground and that wind will be picking up. look at those amounts and what temperatures to expect once this clears out is coming up with t
Jan 3, 2014 4:00am EST
schedule in the northeast. lines are trying to maneuver around hard-hit places including philadelphia, which you see here. traveling anywhere today will be tough if you can avoid it are or maybe delay it in any possible way. can you imagine what amtrak will look like? >> bundle up at home if you can, definitely. 4:11. weather and traffic every ten minutes on the 1s. >>> tom kierein telling us more about what our weather is doing today. >> the first round was snow. that's tapering off and ending. snow on the eastern shore. we have a couple of lingering bans here in montgomery county, fairfax, prince george's. a few flurries flying through in the district of columbia, most of the snow has ended. temperatures were down in the low 20s to mid-20s. it has dipped down it into the teens further north and west. the winds are gusting to around 30 to 40 miles an hour. our windchills by around 7:00 this morning had will be down to near zero to single digits. by 8:30 they'll still be in the single l digits. by 10:00 winds may be gusting to 50 miles an hour. temperatures just near 20. look at the w
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 11:00am EST
really starting to drop overnight. but right now, just above the freezing mark in philadelphia. not much happening at 4:00, but as the storm intensifies, this is where the snow is coming down tonight. i'll look at the cold air behind this. and it will be a little bit later with the complete national forecast. >> next on aljazeera america, a big surprise in 2013. now more popular than ever, and getting competition. >> hackers stealing the information of users on two popular websites. the website, it allowed them to steal the information seconds after it opened. and the other, with the army, it claimed that it attacked data with skype. >>> gaining ground this year with vendors, and that is creating room for new digital currencies. patricia explains. >> when you buy something electronically, using traditional occurrences like dollars or pesos or yen, it works like a bank much. >> bit coin's appeal is that it transfers from one person to another. using computers that stops people from sending the same by the coin twice, prevents fraud. and it keeps it growing at a steady rate. >> the fa
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 11:00am EST
owns a house there. >> if you live in philadelphia because you don't have the money to live in montgomery county. that's not your fault. >> reporter: the assistant da canceled an interview with us. but the garcias think they are a test case. >> this is to make sure that everybody in philadelphia knows this can happen to you. >> it's an interesting phase you used to cross the border. we're talking about philly not canada. >> yeah, there is a line where they don't want people to cross. >> that is soledad o'brien reporting. coming up tonight, part of our series on education. we take a look at the rising popularity of home schooling, and whether teaching your child at home is as effective as sending them to school. >>> a library without any books. next on al jazeera america, a texas library that is all digital. >> all this week, >> the strength of our future relies on education. >> it's a parental right to say this is the way i'm gonna homeschool my child. >> home schooling, or no schooling, part of our weekl long, in depth series. america tonight only on al jazeera america we saw
Jan 4, 2014 7:00pm EST
and philadelphia, or later washington, d.c., they wrote at least once a week and sometimes twice a week. i almost like to think of it like phone calls. >> this program is an interactive one, which makes it more enjoyable for all of us, and we hope you take part. in about 15 minutes, we will be taking your telephone calls. we will put the phone numbers on the screen so you can phone in a question. there are two other ways you can be involved. if you go to twitter and use the hashtag #firstladies, we will include some of your tweets. you can also go to c-span's facebook page, and we have posted a spot where you can send questions. i am going to start with a facebook comment. "she looks like a tough cookie." by looking at the words of abigail adams, was she a tough cookie? >> oh, my goodness, no. yes and no. one of the important things to understand about abigail is that she started out as a naive young woman whose expectations were to have a normal life like her mother did. the revolution disrupted that, and her whole life shifted. this is one of the reasons why she has become such a
Jan 22, 2014 11:00am PST
hit philadelphia. >> reporter: it's the second winter storm of the year, and just like the first the northeast is once again snowed in and in some cases frozen solid. stretching more than 1,000 miles from kentucky to massachusetts, the storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas, boston, fiphiladelphia, parts o new jersey all breaking the foot mark. new york city is digging out, too. >> cars are spinning out and stuck. wasn't a good commute. >> reporter: on long island drivers spent most of their morning stuck on the expressway, trips that normally take an hour turned into three or four for those trying to navigate unplowed roads. >> it's crazy. there's cars stuck in the middle. cars stuck on the side. >> reporter: also stuck, planes at some of the nation's busiest airports. nearly 3,000 flights canceled tuesday interest washington, baltimore, philly, new york and boston and today already another 1,400 flights have been canceled but there is still one way to get around after the midweek winter blast the. >> my husband bought a sled so we're sleddinging. >> and daddy is off to
Jan 20, 2014 11:00am PST
almost significantly worse in philadelphia this morning. seven train cars derailed early this morning. two narrowly, as you can see, avoided falling into the river below. six of those seven cars were carrying crude oil, but there have been no reports of leaks. the u.s. coast guard has brought in a boat to secure a safety zone around those hanging cars. the train was headed from chicago to philadelphia. no injuries reported. the cause of the derailment still under investigation. >>> and throughout the nation, communities and elected leaders are joining together to remember martin luther king jr. today. millions of people, including the first family, will celebrate by giving back. here's nbc's danielle leigh with more. >> reporter: crowds gathered at the base of the martin luther king jr. memorial to the tune of traditional african-american spirituals. and local leaders laid a wreath at the base of the massive mlk statue. thousands of people marched through san antonio, texas. and in philadelphia, senator bob casey kicked off a citywide day of service. >> i come here this mornin
Al Jazeera America
Jan 30, 2014 12:00am EST
directed at people like our next guest, philadelphia mayor, michael knutter, now in his second term leading the city through tough economic challenges. he had help from washington. we appreciate us being with us. think about the president's comments, after all he was suggesting that moving things like the minimum wage up might need to come from the state and local level. is that an element of empowerment to those of us at the state and city level or is that a matter of delegating that responsibility to you. >> well, i think the president was clear that he wants the federal or national minimum wage to be raised by the federal government to $10.10. he's certainly encouraging congress to take action on that as quickly as possible. >> he encouraged them to do it last year and nothing happened? >> congress and, not to be too political, in many instances the house republicans have to figure out who to serve. are they serving special interest or the people they were elected to represent. like we have seen the expiration of unemployment insurance benefits, which the president mentioned and
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 4:00am EST
philadelphia are under investigation for an involvement in cheating. allegations were made in 2007 after unusual patterns appeared in test scores. >> those are your headlines at this hour. i'm thomas drayton in new york. "consider this" is next. boundary hopping can and do parents really go to jail for stealing education? >> handcuffed with a leather belt. >> with handcuffs. >> we went in jail. >> also tonight, more to come. new threats for tourists coming to the winter olympics. why there's reason to stay away from sochi. and mud cat, sweet lou, so many greats. the american treasures who came after jackie robinson. on an era of pain, how a few good hits could level the playing field. >> why the blackball players attack that ball, you guys would simply attack it, simple, it was white! >> and good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm joie chen. when it comes to improving this country's public education, there are endless headlines about charter programs and districts that offer open enrollment for anyone who want to be there. but for school choice movement the simple reality is that
Jan 22, 2014 10:00am PST
and down the seaboard. today's schools and businesses in washington, philadelphia, and boston are all closed, while those cities try to dig out. new york city, which got 11 inches or more in some places, left the public schools open. joining me now with a weather round-up is nbc's dylan dreyer in sandwich, massachusetts. and also ron allen in philadelphia. thanks to both of you. dylan, first of all, let's talk about what's going on up there in massachusetts, where you have had absolutely the worst of it. terrible cold and winds. >> reporter: cold and wind. that's right, andrea. and right now, this is really one of the very few spots still dealing with this heavy blowing snow. and it's all ocean effect. we awl tatalk a lot about lake snow. we have a very cold north wind crossing over the relatively warmer waters of the atlantic. and we are stuck with this band of ocean effect snow right over us. and you can see just how much it reduces visibility when these winds kick out. we've had winds up near 40 miles per hour at times. it reduces visibility down to around zero. and it also blows a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 29, 2014 9:00pm EST
were directed at people like our next guest, philadelphia mayor, michael nutter, and he's leading the city through tough economic challenges, and he did get help in washington. mr. nutter, i appreciate you being with us. and i want you to think about the president's comments, first of all, he was suing that things like the minimum wage up might need to come from the state at the local level. and is that empowerment for you at the state and the city level or a matter of dell grating that responsibility to you? >> i think that the president was very clear that he wants the national wage to be raised by the federal government to $10.10, and he wants congress to be take action other that as soon as possible. >> he did encourage them to do that last year, and they didn't act on it. >> in many instances, the house republicans have to figure out who they're going to serve. are they serving special interest or the people they were elected to represent? just like we have seen the unfortunate expiration of unemployment insurance benefits, which the president mentioned in the state of the un
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 12:00am EST
state, actually, same country. do not treat me like an illegal alien because i live in philadelphia. >> but you should stay in philadelphia, where you are paying taxes. >> if you are a person who doesn't have the money to live in montgomery county, that is not your fault that you can't make the same money, okay? >> is the school in your neighborhood in philadelphia, is that school unsafe? >> it is safe. they passed the ayp, the no child left behind law. >> the d.a. cancelled a planned interview with us. but the garcias think they are a test case. the moreland school district are, so far the only family being prosecuted is the garcias. >> the garcia family to make an example, to make sure everybody in philadelphia, this can happen to you. >> this is an interesting phrase you used, across the border. >> that's the phrase they use . canada. >> there is a line they don't want people to cross. >> our special correspondent, soledad o'brien joins us. is there a likelihood that this woman will go to jail? >> there is a possibility the garcias could go to uranium. i jail. if you value that e
Jan 11, 2014 7:00pm EST
york city, philadelphia, baltimore, and boston. what should we know about the most important political events of the madison administration? what was the timeline like and how important was dolley in helping navigate those times for her husband? >> there were 2 big stories -- the first story of two was the union. i think you are getting a sense of the early republic, it was a time of great anxiety. no one was sure this union was going to hold. people at the time would refer to the united states in the plural. they would say, the united states of america are. which signaled that it was not quite holding together. there was a fear it was going to fall apart. they called it regionalism, and later they call is sectionalism as they head to the civil war. dolley's work is understandable. so we know that nation is going to be a strong nation state, it is a democracy, and a twoparty system and a strong president. that was none of the things the founders had intended. we look back and see that time as a time of growing pains. and we see dolley madison not knowing how this would end, w
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Jan 21, 2014 8:00am PST
maryland. otherwise, philadelphia, new york city, you're looking at totals of about eight to 12 inches, across eastern long island and the cape that's where we see the highest totals of 10 to even 14 inches of snow and snow has already started along many of these areas. and it is going to continue throughout the afternoon as we head into this evening and even into the overnight hours for so many of you out here along the i-95 corridor. windchill temperatures also will be a big issue. we have a number of advisories and warnings in place across the northeast already. take a look at the forecast. as we he had had into the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning, windchills for everybody across the northeast are going to be below zero. in albany, new york, it will feel like 17 degrees below zero. 10 below zero in the city of buffalo. the actual low temperatures will be pretty bad. look at this jenna, as we head into wednesday night, as we head into thursday night. it will stay cold across the eastern half of the country. back to you. jenna: a lot to look forward to. maria, thank you. >>
Jan 22, 2014 7:00am PST
capital to a halt on tuesday and forced philadelphia's mayor to order a snow emergency. >> the fact we'll be in the eens and single digits for the entire day after you know, 10 12, possibly 14 inches of snow, is a very different set of conditions than we've seen over the last couple of years. >> reporter: the state has already spent more than $40 million on snow cleanup, and we're not even halfway through the season. at this rate one state official told us they'll have to go to lawmakers to ask to spend even more. charlie, clarissa? >> michelle, thanks. >>> washington, d.c., is coping with the snow. government offices reopened this morning. they closed yesterday because of the storm. the weather's affecting trains along with highways in the northeast. and air travel is in turmoil across the country. around 1,400 of today's flights are cancelled. that follows 3,000 cancellations yesterday. vinita nair is at la guardia, which is struggling to get back to normal. vinita, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, there is one thing they have plenty of here and that's cancellations. 318 flights
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Jan 17, 2014 12:00pm PST
saying we can't wait another 50 years. >>> a car smashed into the window at the philadelphia airport, sending a person to the hospital. óqoqúúÑ@ >>> a wildfire alert now. crews in california are battling flames near thousands of homes just outside of los angeles. officials say the fire has charred at least 1700 acres now, and destroyed more than a dozen buildings, including a number of homes, at least five. here's what it looked like this morning. this says yesterday. on your screen is what it looked like this morning. hundreds of firefighters on the ground and in water-dropping planes and choppers fought back the fireline through the night. they say they have tamed it. their word. but the conditions are still extreme. the flames breck out yesterday morning in the foothills of the san gabriel mountains. this is los angeles, hermosa beach, manhattan beach and pacific palisades and this is downtown los angeles, and to the east and north, this is glendora and this is where it started, and now the flames are moving up the canyons here, and they're trying to keep it away from the an
Jan 3, 2014 8:00am PST
winter storm. in just a few minutes we'll speak by phone with the mayor of philadelphia. again, that's still ahead. >>> they have already made millions off their television show and they sell a host of products from t-shirts to stuffed dolls and even chia pets. now the stars of "duck dynasty" are brarcnching out into the firearms arena. >>> also the family trying to keep this little girl on life support gets an ally. i'll talk to the late terri schiavo's brother about the foundation set up in her name and how they're trying to make a difference in the life of jahi mcmath. that's our question for you, the life support debate. should jahi mcmath's family, not a judge or a hospital, have the final say over what happens to this young girl? weigh in on twitter and facebook. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. so i can reach ally bank 24/7, but there ar24/7.branches? i'm s
Jan 15, 2014 2:00pm EST
center in philadelphia. it's going to become a dedicated home for the company's growing work force of engineers, technologists and software architects. the building will be designed by sir norman foster and will become the tallest building outside of new york and chicago. back over to you guys. >> i may be wrong. i think the current tallest building outside new york and chicago is in charlotte. is it the bank of america tower? the comcast building is 975 feet. i will make a quick comment. if we have any viewers in philadelphia, i got to say philadelphia is on the ascension. if you look at the restaurant scene there, hotter than new york. serpico, spectacular stuff there. artists are moving from new york because williamsburg is expensive, to philadelphia. it's on the rise. >> it's on the move. i feel a "street signs" special from philadelphia. >> can i volunteer to go with you to that "street signs" special? i want to say, i'm licking my chops right now just thinking about it. >> go to denic's in the reading terminal market and get what the travel channel called the best sandwich in am
Jan 22, 2014 1:00am PST
worse than that. there's more snow in philadelphia. you can seat map right here giving you the totals up and down the east coast. it really has affected a large area. in washington, d.c., federal workers are being told to come in late this morning, or just is stay home if they can't get in. the government, however, will be open for business. it was closed on tuesday. the d.c. area got around six inches of snow which is an awful lot for washington, d.c. roads there were slick. take a look at these pictures from alex sand korea, virginia. showing a car just spinning out on the d.c. beltway. bad stuff there. and a fatal accident in landover, maryland. both of these are being blamed on the bad driving conditions. temperatures there are plunging. the temperatures will be the story for the next several days. the windchills now 5 to 15 below. and those windchills and that cold make for slick, slick roads here in new york today. these pictures are from long island, hit hard by the storm. 10 inches or so fell out there. it was hard to even walk for some people in brooklyn here in new york. wit
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2014 8:00pm EST
moving into philadelphia, one teenager set out to make a difference. evan jones set out to give away extra clothing from his closet. and the photo journalist had the camera rolling. >> can you take a picture of me in the jacket in. >> you want a picture in the jacket. >> it's sweet. it's a cool jacket. >> have you got any more friends or anything? i have more stuff in my car. >> evan jones joins us from philadelphia. and thank you for your time. this time of year, millions of americans will donate money to the homeless or clothes, but you made it very personal. why did you make this choice. >> well, i saw my mother and father donating clothes to places like the purple heart and good will, and i decided i would go out this time, and i really wanted a personal condition. co. and i decided to eliminate the middle man and go directly to the source and meet these people on the streets. and i was surprised to see how great a person people really were. >> so you literally, these are literally clothes from four closet. and you just loaded up the car and drove to philadelphia. where did you g
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
this. >> i am john henry smith, live in philadelphia. coming up on a preview of what promises to be a fridgid nfc wild card game against the saints and the eagles. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that will brings you live news at the top of every hour. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories this half hour: u.s. says it is concerned about the situation in western iraq where the government is battling an armed group linked to al-qaeda. police in the main city of fallujah say rebel fighters control the center of town. at least eight people have been killed in the violence there. >>> u.s. coast guard is being called on to help two stranded ships in antartica because the chinariese ice breaker is stran. u.s. ice breaking ship, "the polar star" is already in the reamingon for another mission. >> cold on the midwest, deep freeze bringing lowest temperatures in years. in the dakotdakotas, it could fs low as 503s degrees below zero. several states may face negative temperatures for days. certainly we have seen a dumping of snow in the northeas
Al Jazeera America
Jan 11, 2014 4:00pm EST
antonioio, los angeles, philadelphia, southeastern kentucky and choctaw nation of oklahoma. the goals of the promise zones are to tackle poverty, expand educational opportunities and access to affordable housing and to improve public safety. heidi zhou-castro visited the promise zone in san antonioio and filed this report. >> the evening regiment in the kitchen of maxi valedez - dinner in the oven, and homework at the table. >> can i hear you spell the words. >> maxi valedez is a single mother of three, working part-time in a department store and getting government assistance. she also cares for her parents and for a sick aunt. >> the challenges of the bills and the challenges of putting food on the table for the kids. any necessities they need for school is difficult. >> most households in this san antonioio neighbourhood shares the struggles. east side is historically black, ethnically mixed and 65% latino. 58% here live in poverty. the unemployment rate is double the average. >> this side of san antonioio is low to moderate income. a lot of folks who live there, the schools need help.
Jan 22, 2014 4:00pm EST
live to philadelphia where blizzard conditions are causing real trouble. >>> the mini cars in a crash, are they safe to drive? >>> a chopper live at the university of maryland. this is the golf course. you see some deer enjoying the fresh snow and ice. news at 4 >>> there's a new push to make baby car seats even safer, a new push for tougher standards for side impact crash, a test to show how young children would fare in t-bone impacts and only apply to car seats for children up to 40 pounds. they will have three months to comment on the plan and car makers have three years to meet the requirement. >>> they are popular to drive for price and gas mileage. new crash tests now questioning the safety of the world's smallest cars. a highway safety group is warning drivers to stay away from them all together. >> reporter: after testing 11 models of mini cars the insurance institute for highway safety released a report that could have an impact. >> only one of the vehicles received and acceptable ratings, none were good and the rest marginal and poor. >> reporter: the chevrolet spark got acc
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 10:00pm EST
of philadelphia, was convicted for felony child endangerment for transferring an accused priest to a new parish where he later raped another child. barbara blaine, founder and director of snap, the survivor network of those abused by breess. the floinl endangerment law only applied them in direct supervision of children. the law was changed in 2007 to include anyone who supervises abusers. as well as those who commit the abuse. is lynn being released on a technicality or does this follow the spirit of the law? >> it seems pretty clear that monsignor lynn knowingly left children in positions where they would be harmed by knowingly transferring predator priests to parishes without warning the families, without warning parents, and without, he refused to turn over the information about crimes to police. and even lied about it to parishioners and families. so those facts came out in the trial. this ruling by the superior court, as you know, is going to be appealed to the supreme court of the state, and we believe then that the proper finding will be made. >> what does it say to the victi
Jan 10, 2014 8:00am PST
1960s and 1970s. to talk more about his legacy, we are joined by four guests. in philadelphia, sonia sanche. a renowned poet, playwright, activist, one of the leaders of the black studies movement. she is the author of more than a books.outes -- here in new york, we are joined ,y three people, felipe luciano my longtime comrade, poet, journalist, and writer. he knew amiri baraka for 43 years. he was an original group of the group the last poets. komozi woodard is a professor of history at sarah lawrence college, author of "a nation within a nation: amiri baraka and black power politics." is with us, chairman of the people's organization for progress. to start with sonya sanchez. your reaction to the news of amiri baraka's death. >> good morning to you, my brothers and sisters. how are you doing? it is good hearing all of you. juan, likether everyone else, we were more than shocked. we could never imagine ourselves on this earth without dear brother amiri and his father. he started out in the day, he would say hello to his family in newark. he would say hello to all of those brothers
Al Jazeera America
Jan 20, 2014 11:00pm EST
is now a widening criminal investigation in philadelphia. and it covers dozens of schools within the city. ranging from public to charter schools. charges provided to the city's reform commission. after unusual patterns were discovered in standardized tests. >> they looked at the test scores that were classroom by classroom, school by school to see statistical anomalies. for instance huge test score increases from one year to the next. or unusual numbers of erasures of wrong answers to right answers. >> evidence of cheating was reportedly uncovered involving teachers, principals, counselors and a security guard. >> they somehow tampered with the test score booklets or they gave improper instructions to students or otherwise did unethical things to inflate the scores, the test scores of students in the philadelphia schools. >> cheating scandals have made headlines across america in recent years. one in atlanta involving nearly 200 educators. in that instance the focus was on making the scores better so districts could receive no federal aid based on the no child left behind initiative
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